November 4, 2019
Prayer: Dear merciful Father thank you for having mercy upon me. Help me to make wise decisions. I pray that I do things to please you. Lead me Lord. Don’t let me go down the wrong path.
Scripture: Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” Genesis 3:12 NKJV
What does it mean to be responsible for our actions? As teachers, we are leaders and role models, who must be mindful of our actions. Our students are always watching and more importantly God is always watching as well. My pastor is always telling us that life is about choices and decisions. Every decision we make reflects on our character. It should be a priority to want to please God.
We can’t turn back the hands of time; therefore we should be prudent in our decision-making process. God wants us to think before we act. Throughout the book of Proverbs, those who make rash decisions without thinking are described as simple or foolish. We are made in the image of God who gives us wisdom. The book of Proverbs offers an extensive explanation of how using wisdom saves us from a lot of trouble.
As teachers we help our students gain more knowledge and wisdom on a daily basis. Let’s help them to think and make wise decisions. It’s important that our students know that there are consequences, good or bad, to every decision. We want our students to be prudent. Learning how to think and reflect while they are young, paves the way for them to be wise citizens later in life.
It’s not a coincidence that of all the things Solomon could have asked God for he asked for wisdom. Solomon understood wisdom is worth far more than money, but because he had wisdom he knew how to acquire great wealth. In conclusion, use teachable moments to create prudent thinkers.
Copyright Niccori Thomas-Brown. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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